Where ever you go in the world today to work as a Close Protection Operative, most if not all employers look for people who have First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOS-I).

Our FPOSI course is designed to take the responder on to the next skill level, where they could provide essential medical help in any situation.

This course meets all the requirements of the Security Industry Authority for Close Protection.

Students will be taught the skills needed to work in any type of hostile environment including the streets of the UK. They will also gain skills in how to carry out a full and proper handover to the emergency services.

This course aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge to cope with serious medical emergencies and assist the emergency services.

The course of instruction is a combination of classroom theory and plenty of a practical training consisting of the following:

Scene Safety and Mechanism of Injury Airway Management Breathing Assessment & Support
Defibrillation (AED) & Oxygen Administration Control of Bleeding Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
Burns Management Minimising Infection Risks Head Injuries
Trauma Management Medical Emergency Management Managing a Pre-Hospital Environment
Paediatric Specific Care Practical Scenario Training And much more


Qualification summary

The Edexcel Level 2 BTEC Award IHCD First Person on Scene (FPOS) qualification is available at a basic and intermediate level. It has been designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help a person in a life threatening situation. Areas covered include:

• Scene safety
• Minimising the risk of infection
• Patient assessment
• Basic life support and automated defibrillation (to re-start the heart)
• Providing initial emergency patient care
• Being part of a medical response.

This qualification has been developed with the NHS Ambulance Services and is clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care. FPOS also meets the Security Industry Authority first aid requirements for Close Protection.